A William and Mary Black Painted 'Heart and Crown' Bannister Back Rush-Seat Armchair, Likely Milford, Connecticut, Circa 1760

Possibly the work of James Davidson II (1737-1826)

Height 46 inches.

See Robert F. Trent, Hearts & Crowns, Fig. 24 for a similar example.

Provenance:Ex Lewis Scranton


Scuffs and wear from rubbing consistent with age and use. Mostly old but not original paint with some touch-ups. All joints loose. Two reglued pieces to crest arches. Glued age crack to proper left crest. Glued cracks to back proper right leg around stretcher and front proper left leg. Age cracks to both arms. Front feet either early replacements or reattached.

Estimate: $500 - $700
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